[Gta04-owner] ***UNCHECKED*** Re: suggestions for rootfs

Andreas Kemnade andreas at kemnade.info
Thu Feb 2 23:26:38 CET 2017


Hi Nikolaus,

On Wed, 1 Feb 2017 07:16:45 +0100
"H. Nikolaus Schaller" <hns at goldelico.com> wrote:

> I am not sure. We use ubifs and AFAIK it "compresses" by using less
> padding bytes for many small files. But this just means it uses the
> blocks more efficiently. In fact it looks as if I can get ca. 550MB
> from µSD into the 460 MB available.
> 
> But I have not read about real compression. Could virtually extend the
> available space by factor 2 (since so many files are plain ASCII).
> 
> Anyone knows how to compress ubifs?
> 
mkubifs -x ...
mount -o compr=...

zlib and lzo are available

Regards,
Andreas
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